In Ensembl release 109, we introduce a new display that integrates experimentally verified interactions between genes, proteins, mRNA or other small molecules onto our gene pages. This adds an additional layer of data that enables deeper analysis into the ways species interact in a variety of contexts. So far, we have imported curated interactions from PHI-base, HPIDB, and PlasticDB for which we could find exact protein matches in Ensembl.

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Firstly, a very happy new year from us at Ensembl. We spent last year adapting to the new and exciting challenges with the reopening of the Wellcome Genome campus. Like other research institutes around the world, EMBL EBI has risen to the occasion, acting swiftly to safeguard staff and students and embracing the new ways of hybrid working in creative and bold ways. 

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We are updating SIFT and PolyPhen-2 predictions of missense variant deleteriousness in the Ensembl browser and Ensembl VEP with the new release 109. We have recalculated all scores using newer software versions, updating PolyPhen-2 from 2.2.2 to 2.2.3 and SIFT from version 5.2.2 to 6.2.1. When we update software and reference data versions, we expect to see changes in some predictions. This is a guide as to what you can expect.

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